A human made device, the Nobility have improved on the technology significantly. With it they can view any point in the world. May also be used for targeting any place in the world and into space with the Capital's long range weapons. A swarm of over two thousand satellites loaded with beam weaponry continued their long slumber in geostationary orbit some 22,500 miles above the Earth. Many of them had been launched by the government to help keep the human rebellion down, but there were also numerous privately owned satellites. Each of them was equipped with a means of generating beams that were decidedly man—made.
What they ﬁred was quite unlike the natural energy generated by storms.
The Nobility in general may have access to the same ones as the Capital or have many of their own that are in their possession. Many of them are weather controlling and have many other features not widely known.